Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige

Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige (HMHO3)

Location: Kansas City, MO 64131 Jackson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 0.034', W 94° 34.221'

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Leroy Robert
(picture of Satchel)
July 7, 1906
June 8, 1982

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Lahoma Jean
(picture of Lahoma)
April 7, 1922
Sept. 22, 1986

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Paige
He began work carrying suitcases at Mobile Union Station and devised a sling harness for hustling several bags at once. The other red caps said he looked like a "Walking Satchel Tree" thus Leroy became Satchel, and Satchel became a legend.

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Paige
Rose above the humble beginnings of his native Mobile, Alabama, childhood to become a national treasure and a universal sports hero. Among the most illustrious sports figures in the history of baseball. For 39 summers and as many winters he traveled endlessly throughout the United States, Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic thrilling millions with his extraordinary pitching feats to become the most celebrated moundsman in the history of our National Pastime. Everyone knew him as "Satchel" Paige, a legend in life, an immortal in death.

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He began a twenty seven year career with the Kansas City Monarchs, and made this his home.
Three big moments in his baseball career ... pitched a 5-0 shutout for Cleveland against Chicago in 1948; when he was inducted in to Baseball's Hall of Fame in 1971; he attended the dedication of Satchel Paige Stadium here just three days before he died.

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Leroy Robert Paige
and
Lahoma Jean Brown

Married March 5, 1946
Parents of
Shirley Miller
Pamela O'Neal
Carolyn Mason
Linda Shelby
Robert Paige
Lula Paige
Rita Rogers
Warren Paige
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HM NumberHMHO3
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 12:52pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 364018 N 4318012
Decimal Degrees39.00056667, -94.57035000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 0.034', W 94° 34.221'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 0' 2.04" N, 94° 34' 13.26" W
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Area Code(s)816, 913
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1400-1498 E Gregory Blvd, Kansas City MO 64131, US
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